dissabte, 9 de maig de 2015

NEWS: Burnt-out passenger ferry to be towed to Valencia port

The ferry called Sorrento caught fire 20 miles from Mallorca with 156 people on board between passengers and crew. On April 28 the evacuation was a success. The captain gave the order to evacuate the ferry on lifeboats, but now the more worrying is that the ferry carried 740 tons of fuel that can represent an ecological disaster.

Now the Sorrento is it around 100 nautical miles from the coast of ValenciaThe operation to transport it to port will be very risky because is necessary to try that the fuel does not leak into the sea. The Public Works Minister Ana Pastor had said that the government’s priority was to ensure that the ferry will not contaminate the Mediterranean coast.

I think that is a very important issue because in recent years in different parts of Spain, particularly in Galicia and the Canary Islands have passed similar acts that they are a very big ecological disaster.

If the fuel is spilled at the sea, apart of the destruction of the plants and animals of the sea represents an economic injury because the tourism in this affected area is very much damaged. The governments must do the necessary to find solutions to these accidents.

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